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to place pressure on the state department and obama administration to help release her husband christian pastor saeed abedini. he was arrested last july during a trip to build an orphan age. she said he was skyping with her and two kids daily. that all changed when he was taken into custody. >> we didn't know where he was for a week. they kept saying mommy, can we hear his voice. i couldn't explain why that he was physically taken to prison. they kept saying does daddy not love us anymore. does daddy not want to hear our voice anymore? i had to tell them daddy was jesus. abedini is a u.s. citizen, beaten in prison and internal bleeding. justice represents the abedini family and collected a petition with a half million signatures calling for his release. cbn is sending aid to people that lost their homes. hundreds of rampaging muslims community destroying 170 homes. the mob was fuelled by the accused of blasphemy islam's prophet mohammed. most christians fled the home before the attack. they marched in the streets of islama bad. in pakistan blasphemy against mohammed carries the death pen
science center as well. the obama administration program, literally hundreds of chinese nationals are gaining access to some of our most sensitive and advanced technology and data. >> they are, and some ofhe information given to me as to where he had an office and what was available to them -- and keep in mind he has already taken one laptop, one computer back to china. they already have a lot of the information. much of the game that china has made in space has become from their stealing. much of their economic gain has come from stealing. not only in national security but an issue of jobs. as we create a job, they're taking it out of the bottom of stealing it. they're basically stealing. these are fundamentally people who do not wish america well. lou: in his instance he was a representative of -- well, he is hardly alone in this effort to spite, to carry out an espionage against the united states. there are other, some estimated 200 chinese nationals who may not have security clearances in and of themselves, not hired by nasa directly, but art frankly here as a result of outsou
, the obama administration said that we love to have the flexibility to go in and slice the funding as we see fit, as it should be be managed, we don't have that flexibility because of the way the law is written. so there is talk providing that in military areas, but in areas like this it's hard to see unless there's a ground swell for a short-term solution to he restore the money. >> greta: and i thought the republicans offered the flexibility to the white house and white house declined it. >> they offered it on the defense side and it may happen. they said they want it as part of a broader package over the sequester, but we're getting to the point look, the sequester is the law, it's happened, the cuts are implemented. i think there's going to be more pressure to say, wait a second, back this up and find it in the civilian area and find something that shouldn't be cut and we cut it. >> greta: or find $137,000 whatever the number is, in waste in the department of education and they won't. thank you. >> thank you. >> greta: on capitol hill, a debate the homeland security department released 2
but also the there's been a disengagement on the part of the obama administration itself. >> woodruff: what do you mean? >> they view iraq as just another country. they don't have the same emotional or psychological or even foreign policy stake in it that the previous administration had. so i think the united states can't solve all the problems in iraq certainly but it's not playing as active role in mediating these internal issues. >> woodruff: what's the relationship rajiv between the people of iraq and their government. how is that working? >> depends on which people. for the majority shiite population they see the government has largely working in their interests. the others look at the government and say these people aren't here to help me and serve me. i think there is a desire among many iraqis for a big tent, more secular government. but that's not the shape of the political system that they have today. in my view this is a result of the legacy of the american occupation and our military intervention there. the decisions made almost ten years ago today deba'ath phiing the country, e
and then was expanded in the obama administration. but the obama administration, like the chinese, hasot admitted to having offensive cyber warriors so it's hard to imagine how we're going to have an honest conversation with the chinese about limiting these activities if neither country will even admit to owning weapons. >> rose: how much of the hacking comes from the united states and has nothing to do or is not even in any way monitored by the u.s. government? >> well hard thing to know becauset's very difficult to collec statistics thi aa. the u.s. government says that unlike the chinese, they do not do any hacking in order to steal corporate secrets. they're not out hacking on behalf of american companies. they only participate in operations that are focused on defending and that include the critical infrastructure. the infrastructure of the united states isn't in government hands it's mowly in private hands with a few ceptions and ey're having a hard time dng that. >> rose: are the chinese better at hacking than we are. >> they are certainly higher volume hackers but the sophistication of
't believe me? look it up in the history books. you won't find it. [laughter] well the obama administration is doing it again. >> did you see the pictures of president obama playing golf with tiger woods this weekend? neither did we. >> the media covering the president was shutout. the press corps complained. >> fox news' ed henry speaking in his role as white house correspondents' association president said, "it is not about golf. it's about transparency and access in a broader sense." >> the president should have in all fairness due to transparency released some photographs of him either teeing off with tiger or perhaps when they finished. the american people deserve to see what the president of the united states is doing. >> stephen: absolutely. this is about transparency. about a free press holding our leader accountable. i mean it's one thing to keep us in the dark about a fleet of flying robo-assassins. but a round of golf on your day off? where's the judicial oversight? oh, i suppose white house lawyers have drawn up some convoluted legal justification for using a five-wood on a par
is a first for the obama administration, the white house today reminded reporters the president is the president wherever he goes. >>> it was a glittering night at the white house. 1985, princess diana and john travolta on the dance floor. her midnight blue gown was an instant sensation. it has sold at auction for $362,000 and change to an anonymous bidder who wanted to surprise his wife. >>> a big problem for lululemon, the makers of high end popular yoga clothes. they are recalling 17% of the women's yoga pants sold in their stores because they are see-through. they were made too sheer. they show too much. the vancouver-based company will take a financial hit and there may be shortages until their stock can get back up on its feet. >>> when we come back here tonight, a story of progress. schools thinking outside the box and outside the gym to help kids get some exercise. >> announcer: stories of progress, brought to you by citi. supporting progress for 200 years. >>> our final story tonight is one of progress for all those school children who have no regular gym class. that's
. republicans were particularly incensed that the obama administration kept some of those regulation, held them back until after the election but they're coming now. bill: big, big picture. 35,000 feet. the idea of the law was to insure those who did in the have insurance. to make sure that they are covered. does any of this address that in the end? >> well, i think there is no doubt that people who are today uncovered will have some sort of health coverage. i think the bigger question politically is, the president's promise which he made over and over again if you have health coverage and you like it you will be able to keep it. i don't think anybody is thinking that will be the case. so for the large percentage of americans, the large majority of americans who have health care coverage and who are satisfied with it, i think whether that changes and it changes for the worst is going to determine the political future, maybe the whole future of obamacare. bill: how would you answer that now as we look at this today? >> well it looks to me there are lots of dislocations, price increases, changes
's policy has been addressed. >> the obama administration saw a reformer. once the revolt started, they backed u.n. diplomacy. then they bet on moscow to play a constructive role. predictably, none of this has worked. >> reporter: here in israel today netanyahu's new intelligence minister said, it is apparently clear chemical weapons were used in syria. the republican chairman of the house intelligence committee said he believes chemical weapons were used by the regime with a caveat. >> there is a high probability that a chemical agent was used. again, i would like to see forensic evidence. >> reporter: the u.s. ambassador to syria is in this -- in the sea has been shuttered for more than a year pays on the question of chemical weapons. >> i cannot tell you what happened. i can tell you that we have a large team of people working on it right now. >> reporter: raising the stakes by saying the syrian regime has lost control the border with turkey. meanwhile, in jordan where the president will visit on friday, they are bracing not only for a potential refugee crisis, but also the pos
. >> the obama administration saw assad as a reformer in their words. it backed the u.n. diplomacy and bet on moscow to play a productive role. none of this worked. >> netanyahu's intelligence director said it's clear that the chemical weapons were used in syria. the chairman of the house intelligence committee said he believes that chemical weapons were used by the regime as a caveat. >> i like the see forensic evidence. >> embassy shuttered for year hedged on the chemical weapons. >> i can't tell you what happened. i can tell you we have a large team of people working on it. >> the syrian regime lost control with turkey and iraq. when they visit on friday, they are bracing for the possibility that the civil war could spread there. >> ed henry traveling with the president in jerusalem. thank you. now to iran, both leaders made clear they do not intend to allow the republic to get nuclear weapons. chief washington correspondent james rosen reports tonight there seems to be differences. >> they are not conveying how much divides them. >> i am convinced that the president is determined to pr
'll give nonlethal aid, sort of leading from behind. i really can't predict what the obama administration m in their policy. if ty do cross it clearly we'll have to make sure these don't get mobilized. five areas have chemical weapons, depots in syria. we have to protect the our ally israel. to make sure the region doesn't degenerate. that entire region with assad completely on the side of iran and lebanon and hezbollah, this is a regional conflict that many of us have an trying to plead that will expand into the entire region, affect the economy and energy prices. melissa: let me ask you about that. what does it mean for the econy? the human toll is devastating and makes us all shudder to see the pictures. this is a show about "money". we want to make sure we discuss that. what does decivilization mean for the economies of the region? >> well, because you have sort of the shia-sunni ax splitting right in the middle of syria you will see the arab sunni states, the gulf states getting involved. they may find the destabilization prevents transport of oil like it used to. they jack up prices t
of the house foreign affairs committee delivered a blistering critique of the obama administration's conduct. >> for two bloody years, u.s. policy has been addressed. they initially saw him as a reformer. once the revolt started, they backed u.n. diplomacy. predictably, none of this is war. reporter: as if bashar al-assad is any closer to hang onto power, the ambassador said he is not a psychiatrist, but the receivers military situation is worsening. jon: the longer this goes on from the more damage goes on. >> they are seeing hezbollah soldiers and weapons systems coming from iran and using iraq as a transit point. the secretary of state was recently in saudi arabia by providing arms to the rebels directly while the u.s. has non-lethal it. ambassador defended the administration's approach. >> is secretary. >> is secretary john kerry noted ,-com,-com ma therefore we are working with our partners to strengthen the opposition on the ground. reporter: russia continues to look at the concerns. jon: thank you. speak to the growing concerns of the nation of cyprus. the government elected to come u
is oversteping the bounds of his constitutional authorities as commander in chief. the obama administration made an effort before it took out the troops to curtail that and create a different governing arrangement. >> ifill: let me bring you to the u.s. side. michael, you talked to the military a lot. if how does the u.s. military view the war and what happened in iraq? >> well, you're never going to have anyne vieweven within an institution like the military certainly i do think the military can look at what they did in iraq and they see early mistakes in the first years which exacerbated the conflict, the rush to failure, so to speak handing over to the iraqis before they were ready to shoulder the burden. i do think the surge of the military operation and military strategy was effective and essential. in fact, i can't imagine how president obama could have withdrawn the forces and left behind a reasonably stable iraq without i i tnk tilitry acquitted itself well where the -- there's been a shortfall on the political side and trying to craft a political set of arrangements in iraq that leads t
, as the obama administration continues to make assessments about the developing situation overseas, questions are raised if the u.s. should intervene in the civil war. the president said the chemical weapons against the syrian people would constitute a red line. remember this? >> we have been very clear to the assad regime, but also to other players on the ground that a red line for us is, we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons being moved around or utilized. that would change my calculus, change my equation. >> sean: was that red line crossed today in syria? how will these events impact the president's trip to israel? helping me answer the questions and much more, colonel oliver north and juan williams, gentlemen, welcome back to "hannity." >> sean. >> sean: let's go country by country. north korea threatens to nuke us. they have a new video out showing them blowing up our capital. what has obama done, nothing. china cyber warfare and stealing our secrets, what has obama done, nothing. iran's advancement with nuclear weapons, nothing. and russia flying over air space, nothing. and
timetable differs from the obama administration's timetable. they believe that if iran does decide it wants to make a nuclear weapon, then it's a year out. so they differ in that. but there is certainly agreement on what to do about iran. and both of them have said that the red line is, iran must not obtain nuclear weapons, and for iran's part, iran has always said that it is not trying to do that, but only using it for civilian purposes. ashleigh? >> i want to also, sara, thank you, bring in jessica yellin, our white house correspondent, our chief white house correspondent. jessica, it is no secret that americans do believe that israel is a, either a great allay or a friend, to the tune of about 80% of them. but when it comes to just what we should be doing, if israel decides on any kind of preemptive attack on israel, or any kind of attack, it's almost 50/50. in fact, i believe the numbers are 49, yes, 49, no, we should support that nation. those are the kind of numbers that are not lost on an administration, when they have to go in and negotiate conversations. how public will those conve
, and the accusations flying back and forth about chemical weapons. the obama administration has said in the past this would be a game changer that is a red line. as we were discussing earlier with iran watson, tens of thousands of people have been readily killed by conventional weapons, why would this make it different? >> i think the great fear that the u.s. has, that the obama administration has, certainly the israelis have, if these weapons, if these stockpiles got into the wrong hands, they sense right now -- i think they still sense, that the syrian military of president bashar al assad, even though he's desperate and may be on his last leg, he's probably not going to use expensively chemical weapons. but they fear these weapons could get in the hands of terrorists, sympathizers to al qaeda, if it got into the hands of hezbollah which the u.s. and israel see as an extension in effect of iran, there would be deep concern. i don't think the israelis would allow that to happen. i think they would use military force to prevent that if necessary. and i suspect the united states would as well. so
's reaching epidemic levels under the obama administration. >> they are waiting and waiting and waiting. hundreds of thousands of veterans who still have not received the care they were promised when they came home. zack mcilwain is one of them. he fought in iraq not once but twice, coming back with a hand injury that caused an infection that almost killed him. almost three years later he is still waiting for some of his benefits from the department of veterans affairs. >> what does it mean that more than 970 days later the va still has not accepted your claim. >> i am just kind of sinking in quick sand just waiting for something to happen. >> the va disputes this arguing that zach's claim has not been ignored. it's been denied. but the larger travesty is this. the problem with processing benefits claims for veterans has gone from bad to worse under the obama administration. one va office in north carolina had claims stacked so high the building was at risk of collapsing. a new study from the center for investigative reporting found that since president obama took office the number of v
services. >> andrea: the obama administration released more than 2,000 illegal immigrants from custody blaming the sequester. many think politics is to blame not to force the budget cut. many have records and they grilled them about it yesterday on the hill. >> did you release recidivist drunk drivers? >> we have released many individuals who had dui offenses. >> congress has not provided that a d.u.i. is a ground of removal. most misdemeanors are not ground of removal. i can't order you removed for committing a d.u.i. >> you can request progress mattic rescheduling to move money around. you could have found $600 to keep the level one violators being released. don't act like you could not have. >> andrea: thousands released and many criminals. now forced to explain the decision. but we know that they have released them. tell the world what you said before the commercial break. it's politically tone deaf. >> this has been going on a long time. most, vast majority of the people are not people with criminal records. the decisions were made at the bureaucratic level. but this is under thei
, the obama administration here in the northern district of california. welcome to the stop bullying summit. i'm a federal prosecutor so it may seem odd that here we are talking about bullying and we asked all of you to be here and i want to explain the origin of that and why this happened. you people, everybody in this room, has been involved in this issue and is doing incredible work on this issue and we were so honored to be a part of it and to meet with all of you and to speak with you about it. the origin is that as the united states attorney, the administration wants me, wants all the united states attorneys, to go out into the community. it's actually a very different role for the united states attorney is envisioned by this administration. this administration, the president, attorney general holder, they want the u.s. attorneys to go out into the attorney to talk to the communities in our district to understand what the issues are and challenges are and to do what we can to help, to convene meetings, to do whatever we can to help on behalf of the administration. and as part of tha
clear it is not $800 billion or 1 trillion the obama administration has estimated. not even close. i'm sam brock and that is today's reality check. >>> we will be able to hear them but not see them when the supreme court justices debate the ban on same sex marriage no cameras will be allowed. the high profile case begins next tuesday. no cameras but the court says it will release audio recordings of the case within a couple of hours of the conclusion. >>> also the search is on for a missing san jose state student last spotted in the santa cruz mountains. 22-year-old gab real smith was reported missing earlier this morning. records show a state park ranger wrote him a ticket for camping illegally in the park just hours before he was reported missing. a formal search and rescue has not yet begun but deputies are asking for the public's help. he is 5'10" and about 150 pounds. >>> you have to spend money to make money. that appears to be the game plan for santa clara for landing super bowl l. kris sanchez joins us live from santa clara. not everyone is on board with that game plan. >> re
leadership. >> also i should point out this network was the network that was blasted by the obama administration for our early reporting on benghazi and what we uncovered in the burned out wreckage in benghazi. so the idea that somehow we are not talking about benghazi is b a surd. we want to call out politicians when they say things that are untrue. with with congresswoman bachmann it's a double edged sword. she fund raises off this stuff. >> we can be transparent with viewers. we had a discussion about this. we know the more oxygen we give it the more she'll raise money off of it. this is one example of a fund-raising notice she sends out. she's one of the most active fund raising e-mail lists. is he sends out five alarm notices, sometimes more than one a day warning they have to contribute or her campaign will fall under the weight of democrats and the liberal media. this was on a different subject. i wouldn't be surprise fd she use this is report and another tomorrow. we're doing our job. >> again, the invitation stands. she can just sit. e she doesn't have to run. we'll talk
that was blasted by the obama administration for our early reporting on benghazi and what we uncovered in the burned out wreckage in benghazi. so the idea that somehow we are not talking about bengahzi is just absurd. we do struggle in situations like this, because we want to call out politicians when they say things that are flat out untrue. with with congresswoman bachmann it's a double edged sword. she fund raises off this stuff. >> we can be transparent with viewers. your producers and us, we had a real discussion about this today because we know the more oxygen we give this the more bachma bachmann will raise money off of this. this is one example of a fund-raising notice she sends out. she's one of the most active fund raising e-mail lists. she sends out five-alarm notices to supporters, sometimes more than one e-mail a day warning that they have to contribute or her campaign will fall under the weight of democrats and the liberal media. that's what this one today said. this was on a different subject. i wouldn't be surprise fd she uses this program, this report and another one t
't expecting much from president obama's visit. the obama administration made it clear that it's a listening tour and he'll speak to israeli and palestinian officials to get the lay of the land of where they see the future of the region but that being said, secretary of state john kerry is also here at the moment in jerusalem. he will be making these meetings and these rounds as well. he'll stay in the region after president obama leaves. he'll come back to jerusalem, speak to israeli officials about possibly starting peace talks -- starting peace talks again to find resolution when it comes to israeli/palestinian issue. it will be interesting to see what president obama says tomorrow when he speaks in front of hundreds of israeli students. he's made some strong words in the past condemning settlement construction in the occupied territories of the palestinians in the west bank. interesting to see what he has to say to these israeli students tomorrow. kelly? >> great stuff. thanks very much for that. straight ahead on the program, the internet isn't a vending machine. that's according to our
get out of jail free cards. the obama administration blames sequestration. the head says it didn't have to happen. >> we can seek ee programming requirements that is absolutely true, mr. chairman. we did not in this instance. i did not want to rob peter to pay paul. and my view is that we need to maintain the operations of the agency. i don't want to furlough people. >> they have to altar how it spends the money it receives from congress. $1.6 billion f $1.6 billi $1.6 billion vanishing without a trace when jon corzine. lawyers from jp morgan chase the trustee for the failed robibroke firm returned about $546 million for customers. the democratic governor for new jersey will not face charges for the missing money. he says he was not involved. a new jersey familiar lace home was raided after this photo was shared on facebook. shawn moore a firearms enstri instructor post add picture of a gun he got for his birthday. child abuse was called. they threatened to take the kids away. cops didn't have a warrant. they will be live on fox and friends to talk about their ordeal. >> a collec
a major concern already for both the obama administration and netanyahu's administration. we do know according to a senior israeli official that i spoke with on condition of anonymity that this issue of the united states being asked to strike syria if certain things such as some of their weapons, missiles in particular are heading over the border to hezbollah, an organization in lebanon that the united states and israel both consider a terrorist organization. that is going to be something that is going to be on the agenda in the discussions. but this chemical weapon issue is one that they were going to be talking about beforehand. they also have talked about the difficulties if you speak with folks that know about how to get rid of some of the weapons, the difficulties of getting rid of chemical weapons, you cannot just do an air strike. you have to go in on the ground to pull those out. a very big concern. we've been on the border of the israel-syria border and been able to hear some of the fighting inside of syria. some of that fighting spilled over into israel. so definitely a ver
to the obama administration. i'm sure bill clinton would like to have mitch mcconnell out of there. >> hillary couldn't get credit for knocking out mitch mcconnell. >> guess who catered chelsea's wedding? >> bill lundegran, alison's father. >> i love this because it's all the connections that make so much sense and nobody ever hears about them. thank you. excellent name on st. patrick's week. >>> get your pencils ready. when we return, i'm going to tell you what you can do for victims of gun violence in this country, especially those kids up in newtown, connecticut. you can do something. it's not hard. it's doable. you do it tonight. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. [ bop ] [ bop ] you can do that all you want, i don't like v8 juice. [ male announcer ] how about v8 v-fusion. a full serving of vegetables, a full serving of fruit. but what you taste is the fruit. so even you... could've had a v8. a talking car. but i'll tell you what impresses me. a talking train. this ge locomotive can tell you exactly where it is, what it's carrying, while using less fuel. delivering whateve
of the rules of the obama administration put out was to say that if you're going forward with any sort of project you're going to have to tell us how much carbon that will put out into the-- so it's called the nipa analysis and that's like putting a ten pound weight on everybody's ankle. >> sean: that's a hundred pound weight. >> it sounds like a minor bureaucratic detail, but it will strangle-- >> you guys will weigh in and i hope you'll pick a fight with you here. i've got to tell you, dana, they're not doing this, not taking this message to the american people. if you tell the american people we can save social security, medicare, balance the budget get out of our financial troubles, build schools in your community and prisons whatever else they need to build, we'll have a lot of money left over. why aren't the republicans wrapping their arms around this and screaming it from the roof tops? >> republicans do not the have someone who is pounding the table with a positive message about growth, prosperity and the economy. >> sean: come on, stuart. >> i can do it. >> sean: why isn't som
of that is clear from the obama administration. and they probably don't want it to be clear because they're trying to have syria's assad hear all of that as a possibility. i expect to hear a lot of questions to the president that when he has a joint press conference with netanyahu. >> chuck, no doubt a very busy day ahead for you and president obama and israel. thank you so much for that report. we'll see you later for an in-depth look at the famous iron dome. so stick around. >> you got it, buddy. >>> three months after the newtown shootings, the white house and congressional democrats are pushing new limits on guns. the most ambitious of those proposals has for all intents and purposes been tabled. harry reid told reporters on tuesday that senator dianne feinstein's assault weapons ban will not be part of any gun bill he brings to the floor. >> right now her amendment using the most optimistic numbers has less than 40 votes. that's not 60. i'm not going to try to put something on the floor that won't succeed. i want something that will succeed. >> i asked him if this could be part of a package.
created a few six figure jobs? >> i think the obama administration may get left with the governor on this issue. the governor fired a couple of the regulators. he wanted more, not fewer. it is legal to go ahead and extract oil and gas already in california. the industry is hesitant to go in there. charles: would there have to be some other emergency? what would be the catalyst to get the governor to act? >> i think that california is where a tax revolt started right before reagan was elected. liz: which towns are in that area in california? >> east of five it is republican land. this is conservative territory. it is where farmers are. it is where oil already is. it is the fourth largest oil-producing state of the union. let's do some more with 21st century technology. charles: we have a huge audience that watches us from california. thanks a lot. we appreciate it. the dow hitting another all-time high just a few moments ago. nicole: we are seeing the dow out 14,529. these are names that are at 52 week highs. every dow component actually has an up arrow, with the exception of cater
clear the chemical weapons were recently used in syria, but at the same time, the obama administration says, there is no evidence to support that there was a chemical attack. so you're talking about they're at odds on these other issues. they're at odds on syria as well it sounds like? >> i think we don't know enough facts about what happened. the assad regime claimed the opposition used chemical weapons. the opposition claimed the assad regime used them. our ambassador in syria, by the way is in washington, there was no chemical weapons attack at all. here is the bottom line for the united states. these weapons can not be allowed to exit syria. they can in the be allowed to get out of the country to fall into the happened of al qaeda or other terrorist groups to be used against the united states. melissa: what are the odds of that happening? >> i think they're high. i think the assad regime is in disarray. we can not have confidence. they continue it have command-and-control over those chemical weapons. it has been a goal of al qaeda for decades to get weapons of mass destruction and
million to help, an amount almost equal to what the obama administration gave earlier. one questions critics asked now with iron dome and missile resistant bus stops in schools such as these as you see here, does it embolden israel? >> conversation for another day. richard lui, thank you. that's going to wrap up this hour, i'm chris jansing, alex witt is up next filling in. dum. oh dad, you remember my friend alex? yeah. the one that had the work done... [ male announcer ] sometimes being too transparent can be a bad thing. this looks good! [ male announcer ] but not with the oscar mayer deli fresh clear pack. it's what you see is what you get food. hmm, we need a new game. ♪ that'll save the day. ♪ so will bounty select-a-size. it's the smaller powerful sheet. the only one with trap + lock technology. look! one select-a-size sheet of bounty is 50% more absorbent than a full size sheet of the leading ordinary brand. use less. with the small but powerful picker upper, bounty select-a-size.
of imperfect storm here during the obama administration. you have the republicans, many of whom support the idea of more presidential authority in the use of force, and you have a lot of democrats who don't want to criticize the president. you have a heads and -- you have a hesitancy to have the proper debate. the libya example is a very important one to look at. ,ost: congresswoman barbara lee a guest earlier today, pointing to the use of military force after 9/11 after the terrorist attack. "if that was a turning point, it gave too much broad authority to the executive branch." guest: there is some truth to that. we have an inherent right to self-defense as a nation, which allows us to take actions against international terrorist organizations. the way i have always put this, any place in any country that either cannot or will not deal with these elements -- that has been the justification coming out of that authorization for the broader use of force against individual targets. the concern i have is, first of all, we don't know. we don't know the actual justifications for that. number
sequestration gave the obama administration a political reason to release deportable aliens. surely otherle budgetary considerations could have come first such as cutting conferences or detailees or travel. releasing illegal immigrants ves them little incentive to report themselves. many will become fugitives. further more, the director has indicated that i.c.e. has had to reapprehend four out of the 10 of the illegal immigrant for more severe crimes. to make matters worse, many of these individuals released lack the money, family, support, and the ability to get a job. not just because they are present in violation of the law but because they have a criminal record. this is a ultimately, the nonsensical action demonstrates the inability and a lack of desire on behalf of the administration to enforce the law, even against illegal immigrants convicted of serious crimes. to make matters worse, they undermine the goodwill necessary to develop a common sense, step- by-step approach to improving our immigration laws. pleasureime, it is my to recognize the ranking member of the committee, the gen
the bush administration, now president obama and his administration the authorization to use force until we repeal that resolution, which is what i'm trying. that has been used for guantanamo bay it's been used for the authorization to use drones and so it's been used close to 50 times now so we need to repeal that. members of the congress now will be more diligent. it's the duty to declare war if we're going commit our young men and women to war. >> what was it like in 2003 to be a member of the opposition to this war congresswoman? you and ron paul were on the same side. how much vitriol was directed your way? >> plenty. one of the things that bothered me about that, i'm the daughter of a 25 year veteran. my dad served in two wars. i'm as patriotic as the next and wanting to make sure our young men and women were not put in harm's way with misleading information is as patriotic as you can get. committing acts of treason how can she go against her government. i say the fundamental right in terms of our democracy is the right to dissent and challenge our government. that's what democracy is
rebels would be helpful in ending that war. in the meantime, the u.s. embassy to syria says the obama administration has no proof that chemical weapons have been used in syria but is looking carefully at these conflicting reports. >>> happening right now, president obama is in israel this morning. we're watching him. these are live pictures. you see president obama and shimon peres. the president is at the home of israeli president, peres. the two men are holding this joint news conference right now. they justp wered up a closed- door meeting. ktvu's kyla campbell is in our washington, d.c. newsroom to tell us what is on the president's agent dawn with the israeli leaders. kyla? >> reporter: well, president obama wants to smooth over his sometimes tense relationship with benjamin netanyahu and the israeli people as well. we're looking in on president obama speaking with shimon peres. they are speaking to the media. we're hoping to hear from him very shortly. the white house says this trip is a chance for president obama is connect with the israeli people. a poll published last week sh
.s. embassy to syria says the obama administration has no proof that chemical weapons have been used in syria but is looking carefully at these conflicting reports. >>> happening right now, president obama is in israel this morning. we're watching him. these are live pictures. you see president obama and shimon peres. the president is at the home of israeli president, peres. the two men are holding this joint news conference right now. they justp wered up a closed- door meeting. ktvu's kyla campbell is in our washington, d.c. newsroom to tell us what is on the president's agent dawn with the israeli leaders. kyla? >> reporter: well, president obama wants to smooth over his sometimes tense relationship with benjamin netanyahu and the israeli people as well. we're looking in on president obama speaking with shimon peres. they are speaking to the media. we're hoping to hear from him very shortly. the white house says this trip is a chance for president obama is connect with the israeli people. a poll published last week shows only 10% had a favorabl
. a lot of us, including myself have faulted this administration and this president for not doing more about -- not even trying to do anything about gun safety during the first four years of the obama administration. but at least, after newtown, after newtown, the president i mean, he went after tucson after gabby giffords, gave a great speech. did nothing. after newtown, he went up there, that had -- that shook up the entire nation and the president got his resolve and he came out and he said, you know we've got a lot of things we ought to do in this area of gun safety to protect our children, which is our number 1 responsibility. we have to talk about closing those loopholes and background checks and making sure that every gun purchase is accompanied by criminal background checks. we have to do something about these straw purchases and make that a more serious crime and eliminate them if we can. we have to do something about these high-capacity magazines. we have got to do something about these assault weapons. i mean, so it's not just one measure. it's
people who don't like the obama administration's use of drone on the right not because they're worried about collateral damage, because quite frankly, they shoulder brush those ideas. it's because they think we need to be there on foot and own that land, which brings me to the drum beat, the reason i wanted to take her call specifically, and it just was lucky that she was kind of in cue as far as how long she'd been on line was that we're hearing the same kind of drum beat around syria right now. i think it's reuters putting up this thing. jacki: on senator graham and mccain shockingly. hal: exactly. [ laughter ] jacki: who want to go to war against everybody. hal: there's been a charge by the syrian government that rebels have been employing nuclear weapons and they've been floating this as a false flaggish kind of thing our soldiers are getting gaged by the rebels. jacki: i thought it was the other way around. hal: our concern is that hasaad has them and is going to use them. they are saying the rebels themselves supported by the u.s. and others are using chemical weapons on governme
and the obama administration, together to do something bold like the simpson- bowles commission, this will continue. domestic discretionary accounts are being squeezed. entitlements are rising. you make a powerful case against sequestration on friday, we received a reprogramming a request from the eternal -- attorney general moving funds, including fbi funds to the bureau of prisons. we are going to approve that. you have had one prison guard killed. you had another commit suicide i think because of the death. how are you planning to function at reduced funding levels for this year? >> we are cutting back across the board. we have a hiring freeze. by the end of this fiscal year, we will have 2200 opened vacant positions. we delayed i.t. upgrades, which are expensive, but tremendously important. that includes putting off, picking up technology that would assist us in detecting cyber attacks. we reduced or eliminated operational training and travel across the board. that is in an effort to make certain that we do everything we can to ensure that we minimize any impact of furloughs
on the record. the obama administration says that if that is true, that would be the red line the president has set in the past but they haven't said whether they have the intelligence evidence to prove it. i spoke to an israeli high government source who said we're not saying anything about that right now for good reason but they promised it would be part of the private conversations between the president and the prime minister. john and christine. >> john, it really does seem like this symbolic trip, was supposed to be a symbolic trip has brought in new urgency with what's going on in syria. let's bring in chris and katherine. >> i was wondering, what are you hearing from folks on the ground about iran? you know, the conversation between the president and the prime minister. is there some sense that there's going to be an announcement at the end of this trip one way or the other or is this all behind the scenes and we're not going to see anything publicly until later down the road? >> reporter: there's no question both leaders will talk about it because they will be asked about it when they h
. from the beginning the obama administration has prompted a batten down the hatches mentality in netanyahu's circle, end quote. joining us news is the author, aaron day-to-day millvid miller. he is now vice president and distinguished scholar at the woodrow wilson international center for scholars. good morning. >> good morning, carol. >> we often hear things aren't good between netanyahu and president obama, but how strained are they? >> you know, with the exception of david and dwight eisenhower whose relationship it was probably more strained and tense, this has got to be the most dysfunctional relationship between an american president and an israeli prime minister probably in the history of the relationship. that's saying quite a lot because you've had a couple of pretty dysfunctional pairs. i think the president frankly is in israel because of the intersection of politics on one hand and policy on the other. you know, being good on israel helps him politically with republicans who continue to hammer the fact that somehow he's anti-israel. even among members of his own pa
of the reasons the obama administration said it's important to continue the spending by the united states here in israel. $3 billion a year in aid and the president got a tour of what some of that money bought. an iron dome missile defense system that had been very effective in guarding southern israeli cities against rockets coming out of gaza. that's one of the things the president has pointed to saying i support israel. i support israel's security and safety by spending money on the iron dome. the charm offensive continues later today. there is going to be a number of ceremonies, a number of private meetings and tomorrow, president obama takes his message directly to the israeli people. he has a speech televised heres0 college students where it's thought he is going to try and make his sell on his views not only on iran, but also on the palestinians and the greater middle east issues here in jerusalem. he's got an uphill battle. now a current poll in israel shows only 10% of israelis say they, quote, like the president. back to you in new york. >> steve: lee land vittert live where he's tal
news reporter, katie marzullos joins us. >> president obama is deeply unpopular with many israelis who are not sure the united states is serious about defending the percent state. in two speeches this morning the president is assuring those people his administration will pursue a middle east peace deal. >> from a closed door meeting president obama and israeli president peres present a united front, a desire to keep israel safe and secure. >> this is a common vision uniting us, to conform the dangers to bring peace as soon as possible. the greatest danger is a nuclear iran. >> i reaffirmed to president peres administration i will throughout my visit that in this work the state of israel will have no greater friend than the united states. >> this trip began with a warm welcome at the airport in tel aviv, president obama joking with the prime minister about getting away from congress. prime minister binyamin netanyahu told president obama he would help him with the wish to travel through israel secretly. >> we picked up a few cafes and bars in tel aviv and we have prepared a fake mustach
administration will pursue a middle east peace deal. >> from a closed door meeting president obama and israeli president peres present a united front, a desire to keep israel safe and secure. >> this is a common vision uniting us, to conform the dangers to bring peace as soon as possible. the greatest danger is a nuclear iran. >> i reaffirmed to president peres administration i will throughout my visit that in this work the state of israel will have no greater friend than the united states. >> this trip began with a warm welcome at the airport in tel aviv, president obama joking with the prime minister about getting away from congress. prime minister binyamin netanyahu told president obama he would help him with the wish to travel through israel secretly. >> we picked up a few cafes and bars in tel aviv and we have prepared a fake mustache for you. >> the white house has lowered expectation for the trip saying there will not be breakthroughs on the peace process but the president will visit the west bank and meet with palestinian leaders. protesters have already taken to the streets in gaza ci
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